LWF indie panel – 20 May 2024 “What’s keeping Indie Operators awake at night?”

LWF indie panel – 20 May 2024 “What’s keeping Indie Operators awake at night?”

Events | 26 June, 2024

On May 20, 2024, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) hosted an insightful event at the London Wine Fair (LWF) titled “What’s Keeping Indie Operators Awake at Night?”.

The panel featured speakers such as Miles Beale, Chief Executive WSTA; Simon Cairns, WSTA consultant; Hannah Wilkins from Vineyards; and Hal Wilson of Cambridge Wines. This discussion addressed the pressing challenges faced by independent operators in the wine and spirits industry, including supply chain disruptions, regulatory changes, market competition, and shifting consumer trends. Highlighting the significance of industry support, Hannah Wilkins remarked, “Any indie… in the wine trade in the UK that does not back the WSTA, honestly, you really need your head read.” The event provided a crucial platform for sharing experiences and solutions, fostering a sense of community and resilience among indie operators.

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